For precise measurements on parts, ATEC offers affordable laser micrometer rental rates from leading manufacturers including Keyence, Mitutoyo, and Beta LaserMike.
A laser micrometer is an inspection device that uses a rotating laser beam to collect exact measurements and dimensions of a physical object. The laser beam is transmitted from one end of a small measuring area to a receiver on the other end. When an object is placed in the measuring area it blocks the laser and creates a shadow on the receiver. The receiver calculates the time cast by the shadow to collect detailed measurements of the object.
Optical micrometers are also available for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and measurements. An optical micrometer measures parts by calculating the displacement difference between the measured values of light and dark edges.
Because optical and laser micrometers conduct dimensional analysis that's both fast and precise, they are crucial tools in manufacturing. In quality control labs and plant floor settings, part measurements need to be accurate down to the microinch. A laser micrometer rental guarantees physical analysis that is both detailed and reliable.
The capabilities of laser and optical micrometers have improved greatly in recent years, but that doesn't mean each device is ideal for all testing needs. Before choosing a laser micrometer rental, consider these specifications and details:
The first aspect to consider in a laser micrometer rental is which type of device is needed. There are four different types of laser micrometers, all built to measure in different ways:
A single-axis laser micrometer measures from one direction, collecting precise measurements for thickness, diameter, and position. Only needing one entry point, the device is ideal for measuring objects with obstructions in the way. A single-axis laser micrometer is best for measuring most wiring, steel, and obstructed or moving parts.
A dual-axis laser micrometer conducts measurements from two perpendicular angles. With the extra angle, users can also measure for ovality, ideal for analysis on round, triangular, and rectangular objects. A dual-axis laser micrometer is best at measuring pipes, cables, and optical fibers.
If a product is too large or small for the measuring range, a laser micrometer rental might offer little help. One model may measure wires that are only 0.05 mm in diameter, while others can analyze objects up to 160 mm.